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Canadian Forces Land Advanced Warfare Centre
Active 1996 - present
Country  Canada
Branch Canadian Forces
Type Instructional school
Role Centre of excellence for Canadian Forces parachuting program and unique environment soldiering/advanced warfare skill sets
Size HQ Coy, Training Coy, Support Coy
Part of Canadian Army
Garrison/HQ CFB Trenton, Ontario
Motto(s) Ex Coelis

The Canadian Forces Land Advanced Warfare Centre (CFLAWC, French language: Centre d'instruction supérieure en guerre terrestre des Forces canadiennes) is a Canadian Forces training facility located at CFB Trenton, Ontario, Canada.

It was formerly known as the Canadian Parachute Centre, and traces its lineage from the Canadian Airborne Centre, which was located at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton until 1996. It was renamed and its mandate expanded to become a "centre of excellence" for advanced war-fighting skills for the Canadian Army. CFLAWC is designated as the army centre of excellence for: static-line round, static-line square and military free-fall parachuting and teaches basic, jump master and instructor courses in each sub-set of parachuting. Equally important, within its mission are: the Arctic operations advisor, basic/advanced mountain operations, helicopter insertion instructor, helicopter operations, and aerial delivery courses. The centre is also responsible for the Canadian Forces Pathfinder course (the future of which is under review).

CFLAWC comprises Headquarters Company, Training Company (which executes course) and Support Company (which supports all CFLAWC training and also acts as the Canadian Forces Parachute Depot).

The centre sends members of its staff on international courses to learn best practices from allied nations and develop them into specialists and maintains a capability in desert and jungle warfare and amphibious warfare. A mutual parachute instructor exchange occurs throughout the year with the US Airborne School to foster the relationship between Canadian and US forces.

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Canadian Forces Parachute Demonstration Team: the SkyHawks

The SkyHawks Parachute Team is a sub-unit of CFLAWC, which conducts parachute demonstration and relative canopy work at airshows and special events worldwide.

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